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The Independent Voice

6661 Germantown Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19119

215-438-4000 ª Fax 215-754-4245



Jim Foster

Jim Foster Bio

Associate Editor

Scott Alloway


Canada Brown

Sales Representative

Francine Ferrell

Advertising & Administration

Philadelphia Crime Map

The Public's Crime Map.

Helping create a safe neighborhood by reducing crime rates and improving home security in Philadelphia, PA.


The most comprehensive online source of crime information.

Local maps, crime reports & classifications,

real-time interactive maps.

2005 Chrysler 300 Sedan.

All powers, AC, Cruise, CD, Custom Grille. Traction Control, service records.  Garage kept.  117K 

Asking $5950.00   Nice.

Michael at 215-901-6521



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6661 Germantown Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19119 • 215-438-4000

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Rubber Roofing and more

15 to 30 yr. warranty.

Call Chris


Our Updates. November, 2015

No Surprise Here

What a surprise! - - after the so called Election, we find that the Committee of Seventy Board supplied a good number of Jim Kenney’s new appointments.

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Wayne Junction Transit Complex Reopens After Four-Year Rebuild

The largest and most active Philadelphia rail transit interchange, Wayne Junction, which served Germantown and surrounding neighborhoods since the 1880s, reopened on Friday November 13th after a four year $31 million dollar renovation that included buildings, platforms and signaling upgrades.

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“Working Educators” Caucus to Challenge Jerry Jordan for Control of the Philadelphia Teachers’ Union

Designated the second annual “WE Convention” a unified, aggressive and vocal group of about 150 members of an arm of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers announced its platform and challenge to serving president Jerry Jordan, who reportedly has held this position with no opposition for many years.

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Deja Vu, 1950

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With Freedom Comes Responsibility

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A Tale of Two Monopolies


G-town Radio Gets Okay from FCC to become Low Power FM Radio Station.



Misuse of public money widespread in Philly

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Fattah Funds Favored Friends While District Disintegrated

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“Racism Is A Sickness” Kicks Off At G-Town Radio on August 2, 2015 at 1pm

“Be a healing part of the conversation about race in America.”

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The Union Exclusion – Part 1

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Lou’s Views

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Saturday Dance Workshops

Free Dance Gift when you register.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz Girls 6-up

Limited sponsorships available for girls 11 & up

(new students only)

Banks Dance 215-869-2006 

5612 Greene Street (Imani Charter School)

Sell Your House FAST

Quick sale - Fair Price


Mt Airy

Large 1 bed room apt, washer/dryer/refrigerator/hardwood floors. $600 a month, available now.

Call 267-226-0918

Temple Hospital Area

3 bedroom house/basement has full bathroom with bath. Back yard. $850 plus utilities.

Call 267-226-0918

Apartment on Vernon Road and Lowber Avenue, 2 Bedrooms, one full bathroom, full kitchen, Street Parking! Laundry facilities on premises. Apartment Cost $845 a month plus utilities.

•  1st floor unit in a lovely duplex, quiet neighborhood

•  $825 per month, plus all utilities

•  Carpeted

•  On Vernon Road near Lowber Ave.

•  Near public transportation  (18, XH, Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail to Center City )

•  One year lease and then month to month

•  Showing by appointment only

•  Shared laundry room


Application Process - No application fee, applicants must put three months down to move in (first month, last month, and security deposit). We will review your income(s), credit, rental and employment history and other information in order to verify that you qualify for the property.

Please call 267-252-9266 after 4:30 PM or email

Railroad Collectibles
from Jim FosterTrain.html


Comfy 1-2 Bedroom,1st Floor Apt ($640). Off Broad & Erie, near Temple Hospital. Tenant must pay all monthly rent & gas & electric. First month, last month & Security required. Call Fred 215-844-6592

$$$$$$$ CASH PAID  $$$$$$$$$$$


up to $1,100 for with bad engine.

$500 Cash for any complete car with or with out


Notary Service Available


Christmas Bazaar at St. Stephen Memorial Baptist Church 

15 W. Harvey St. 19144 

Christmas Bazaar Dec. 12, 2015, from 9am to 3pm.

Tables $20.

Contact Overseer Irene Smith 267-981-0971

Missionary T. Stallings 267-251-4013